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St. Petersburg

Russia
The brightest jewel in Imperial Russia's crown. St. Petersburg was designed to dazzle.
Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg possesses an imperial splendor that is second-to-none. The city has changed names numerous times over the years, from Petrograd to Leningrad and now St. Petersburg, a fact that attests to its unique complexity and diversity. With a recently redeveloped waterfront and a completely revamped historical district as well as a variety of world-class restaurants and art galleries, this truly is a renaissance city. Long known for its hedonism, St. Petersburg today is a well-rounded and welcoming tourist destination, especially for those looking to do something a little different.
Built by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg was designed to dazzle and demonstrate a resurgent Russia's westernizing reforms and westward growth. Much of the architecture here is stunning, and you don’t have to go far to find something beautiful to look at, from the Hermitage Museum to the grand Peterhof Summer Palace. St. Petersburg truly is a renaissance city. This is also a city of history and culture, with incredible museums and performance halls such as the Mariinsky Theatre and the Shostakovich Philharmonia, where you can enjoy some of the finest ballet and classical music in the world. American citizens need a visa to travel to St. Petersburg, and we can assist with all the paperwork.

Where to stay in St. Petersburg

There's a wide choice of accommodation in St. Petersburg, but choosing the best place can be hard if you don't know the city. We've hand-picked the very best options with respect to location and price levels, so you can be sure you'll be staying somewhere that's perfect for you. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Hotel
A great location in the city center and amazing views from the restaurant on the top floor!
Deluxe Hotel
Experience the life of the 19th century landed gentry who occupied these buildings, with the addition of modern comforts of course!
Luxury Hotel
This glamorous hotel packs in the wow factor and the uber-central location is unbeatable.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

You certainly won't lack of things to do in St. Petersburg. Getting the low-down on the city's three centuries of history is step one, and is best accomplished with the help of an expert local guide on a private walking and driving tour. The Hermitage Museum itself could take years, so to make things a little easier we can arrange a private guide to show you around and make sure you see the collections that are most interesting. Two palaces outside of the city itself are on most people's must-see lists. There's the Peterhof, a summer palace facing the water of Neva Bay just a few miles out of town, with impressive cascading fountains. Then there's Pushkin, where you'll find the Rococo Catherine Palace. Both can be experienced best with the help of a guide. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Pushkin Private Day Trip
St. Petersburg Private Driving City Tour
Peterhof Private Day Trip
Hermitage Museum Private Tour: General building
Faberge Museum Private Tour

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring St. Petersburg

Spend some time in St. Petersburg on a tour that takes in other cities in Russia and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including St. Petersburg and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our St. Petersburg vacation packages
Based on 4 reviews

Shelby Lee Mattioli

New Jersey

JayWay Travel is the most reliable travel service that I have used. You clearly research the hotels that you offer, and your local guides are among the best that I have utilized throughout Europe. The local support received is reliable, and extremely responsive to any issue that arises.

JayWay Travel is the most reliable travel service that I have used. You clearly research the hotels that you offer, and your local guides are among the best that I have utilized throughout Europe. The local support received is reliable, and extremely responsive to any issue that arises.

Year : 2018
Visited : Russia, Finland
Itinerary : Moscow, St. Petersburg, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Russia, Finland
Itinerary : Moscow, St. Petersburg, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5

Peter, Elsa, Michael & Mary

Arizona

A wonderful way to see this area. As a traveler you can be independent but still get tours and access to sites and recommendations for things to do. Great, friendly and knowledgeable JayWay Travel representatives.

A wonderful way to see this area. As a traveler you can be independent but still get tours and access to sites and recommendations for things to do. Great, friendly and knowledgeable JayWay Travel representatives.

Year : 2018
Visited : Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Russia
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Russia
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg
Rating :
4.8 / 5

Carolyn & Sarah

Maryland

It was a fabulous trip. JayWay is just the right mix of independent travel and hand holding when needed.

It was a fabulous trip. JayWay is just the right mix of independent travel and hand holding when needed.

Year : 2018
Visited : Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland
Itinerary : Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland
Itinerary : Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki
Rating :
4.8 / 5

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